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Death on the Rio Grande

As the sun sets on the Texas-Mexico border, a Border Patrol vehicle scouts the area. Officers must be particularly alert in the evening, as smugglers often take advantage of the reduced visibility to attempt illegal activity.

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A young man drowns trying to cross the Rio Grande, and agents must now identify him and return his body to his family. Next, inspection of a pepper shipment finds snails that could destroy thousands of acres of U.S. cropland.